The weathers getting colder, daylights becoming shorter and the colours of the landscape are beginning to change - Autumn has arrived!
During this time, it’s important to maintain your home and carry out all the necessary checks on your heating to prevent any problems from occurring. After all, nobody likes a cold home!
During the summer, the boiler tends to stay off. This is why it’s so important to check your heating system in the Autumn, as your boiler may have developed a problem due to it being inactive for a long period of time. The most common time for boilers to break down is when they’re turned on for the first time after summer.
It takes just 10 minutes to check that each radiator is working properly. This will prevent finding an issue further down the line when the weather isn’t so forgiving.
The problems that can develop depend on what type of heating system you have, but mainly involve:
- Radiator valves may not be working correctly and need to be replaced
- Trapped air could be blocking the pipes causing the heat not to rise correctly
- The circulation of water in the pipes
We have created a list of simple checks you should carry out on your heating systems, to ensure they’re in working order and to identify any problems:
- Check your radiator and your boiler for any leaks around the pipes
- Try bleeding all of your radiators to make sure a proper circulation of water and to eliminate any trapped air
- Check your radiator valves and stops to ensure they are in working order (If you require new radiator valves, find some here)
- Check the pressure gauge on your boiler, this should usually be between 1 to 1.5 bar
- Test your heating system as a whole to make sure it is emitting heat the way that it should be
If you find any problems in your heating system, be sure to get them sorted well in advance, before winter arrives.
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